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Skarżysko County

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Skarżysko County

Powiat skarżyski
Flag
Coat of arms
Location within the voivodeship
Coordinates (Skarżysko-Kamienna): 51°7′N 20°55′E / 51.117°N 20.917°E / 51.117; 20.917Coordinates: 51°7′N 20°55′E / 51.117°N 20.917°E / 51.117; 20.917
Country Poland
VoivodeshipŚwiętokrzyskie
SeatSkarżysko-Kamienna
Gminas
Area
 • Total395.30 km2 (152.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total74,343
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Urban
53,415
 • Rural
20,928
Car platesTSK
Websitehttp://www.skarzysko.powiat.pl

Skarżysko County (Polish: powiat skarżyski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, south-central Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998. Its administrative seat and largest town is Skarżysko-Kamienna, which lies 34 kilometres (21 mi) north-east of the regional capital Kielce. The only other town in the county is Suchedniów, lying 10 km (6 mi) south-west of Skarżysko-Kamienna.

The county covers an area of 395.30 square kilometres (152.6 sq mi). As of 2019 its total population is 74,343, out of which the population of Skarżysko-Kamienna is 45,068, that of Suchedniów is 8,347, and the rural population is 20,928.[1]

Neighbouring counties

Skarżysko County is bordered by Szydłowiec County to the north, Starachowice County to the east, Kielce County to the south and Końskie County to the west.

Administrative division

The county is subdivided into five gminas (one urban, one urban-rural and three rural). These are listed in the following table, in descending order of population.

Gmina Type Area
(km2)
Population
(2019)
Seat
Skarżysko-Kamienna urban 64.2 45,068  
Gmina Suchedniów urban-rural 74.9 10,139 Suchedniów
Gmina Bliżyn rural 141.1 8,091 Bliżyn
Gmina Skarżysko Kościelne rural 53.2 6,023 Skarżysko Kościelne
Gmina Łączna rural 61.7 5,022 Łączna

Territorial changes

As of 2006, Skarżysko County has undergone three territorial changes since its creation in 1999 – several villages from neighbouring counties have been incorporated:

  • 2000: Pogorzałe and Książece from Szydłowiec County, until then separate villages, became districts of Skarżysko-Kamienna.
  • 2001: Majków and Michałów from Starachowice County became part of Gmina Skarżysko Kościelne.
  • 2004: Kierz Niedźwiedzi from Szydłowiec County became part of Gmina Skarżysko Kościelne.

References

  1. ^ GUS. "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Retrieved 2020-09-14.


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